If you are interested in learning more about the arts, or in helping us conserve our heritage, or just want to make new friends who also enjoy fascinating lectures, visiting galleries and interesting days out, then "The Arts Society Appleby-in-Westmorland" might be for you. We welcome new members, so please look at our "joining page" for details on how you can become a member.

This year we changed our name from "The Westmorland Decorative and Fine Arts Society" to "The Arts Society Appleby-in Westmorland" This name change is in line with the decision made at our National AGM in May 2017. Members felt that "The Arts Society" is a name and brand that more clearly represents who we are and what we do. It is also seen by many within the organisation as a logical and natural progression from the previous lengthy and opaque name. It communicates more accurately the broad nature of the lecture topics which now incorporate all the arts and makes a strong statement about the organisations role in the community and wider society.

Our branch was formed in 1993 and we currently have over 100 members. We meet at Appleby Public Hall on the second Wednesday of every month (except in our summer break of June, July and August). In addition to the monthly lecture schedule we also offer members a varied programme of guided visits to galleries, museums and historic buildings. We also have one or two residential tours per year. This year, 2017 a group of members enjoyed a trip to Dublin and Belfast in April and another party will be visiting Madrid, Toledo and Segovia in September.

If you are already a member, then please keep up with our news by regularly visiting this page.

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